Minnesota Rising was pleased to feature some stellar session presenters, including Rinal Ray and Leah Lundquist's breakout entitled "From Hero to Host: Leading through conversations that matter." Following, they share some resources for learning more about the art of hosting conversations!
From Hero to Host: Leading through conversations that matter
Rinal Ray & Leah Lundquist
September 22, 2012
“Leadership in the Age of Complexity.” by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze. 2010. <http://berkana.org/berkana_articles/leadership-in-the-age-of-complexity/>
Dave Snowden explains the Cynefin Framework, a way to reframe the context in order to determine the best problem-solving approach: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7oz366X0-8
A video from an Art of Hosting training sponsored by InCommons in Minnesota describes the 4-Fold Practice, the conceptual foundation for the many participatory methods that are considered “hosting” practices: http://vimeo.com/40051233
Art of Hosting Steward Tuesday Ryan-Hart explaining the Chaordic Path: http://vimeo.com/23211004
The concept of Divergence/Convergence in group process acted out by participants in a January 2012 University of Minnesota Art of Hosting training: http://youtu.be/vuMUzEaOqhE
“The Art of Powerful Questions: Catalyzing Insight, Innovation and Action.” By Eric Vogt, Juanita Brown & David Isaacs. 2009. http://www.scribd.com/doc/18675626/Art-of-Powerful-Questions
To learn more about Art of Hosting:
Art of Hosting is a practice of looking for the deep patterns around groups that work and creating meetings where people can do their best work together. Practically, it is a fusion of some very powerful participatory facilitation tools and practices (appreciative inquiry, world café, proaction café, open space technology, and circle practice). Used together, they are a flexible way to help people lead and help groups move into connection and deep conversation and action fast. It has come from a group of practitioners who were looking for ways to support the people they were working with to work at the boundary of connection and innovation.
Public site: http://www.artofhosting.orgInternational Community of Practice Online Community: http://artofhosting.ning.com/